On January 26th, TJ and I headed to Oakland to get “vegucated” on food ethics . The event was called “Food, Justice, & Sustainability” with vegan chef, author and activist Bryant Terry.
Brahm Ahmadi, CEO of People’s Community Market
Amie Breeze Harper, author/academic & editor of “Sistah Vegan”
Raj Patel, author/activist/academic “Stuffed and Starved”, “The Value of Nothing”
Nikki Henderson, Executive Director of People’s Grocery
Witnessing their brilliant minds exchange unique discourse revealed just how the vegan community is so diverse. The panelists divulged into the many aspects of food including how we treat not only animals but also the farmers who grow our crops. They also discussed the lack of awareness of food sources as well as different approaches to advocating veganism.
Anyway, below are snippets of the discussion. It’s not the best visual quality but the audio is clear.
Here, Amie Breeze Harper talks about how other people, even vegans care about animals but not farmers:
Raj Patel delightfully talks about a phenomena in Malawi:
Bryant Terry reads a recipe from his new cookbook, The Inspired Vegan. He dedicates it to those who grow his recipe ingredients:
Personally, being vegan teaches me to be more compassionate towards all living things. Animal rights and Human rights are not mutually exclusive. If anything, they complement each other.